Tuesday 8th November 2016
by Maria Griffin

Maria Griffin

Why you should migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online

Lots of companies are still using outdated technology despite new platforms and solutions being a radical improvement. Frequently there is a resistance to change, the belief that current systems are good enough and that the hassle won’t be worth it.

Migrating to the cloud is the hot topic and you may be wondering how you can take advantage of this.

Office 365 is now the mainstream option for organisations’ email.  In fact over 90% of our Managed IT as a Service clients are reaping the benefits.

So do we think that companies should migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online and is it worth it? We think so and here’s why.

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Migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online benefits

  1. Grow as your company grows. New users are added in just minutes.
  2. Fixed monthly cost.
  3. Reliability and uptime. Email is now a critical business tool that demands no downtime. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars on email hosting data centres and offers 99.9% uptime guarantees.
  4. Compliance and security. Originally seen as an obstacle to cloud computing, these are now driving factors for adoption. Moving your email to Office 365 significantly reduces the cost of securing your email.
  5. Mobility. Of course, email online means you can provide your people with anywhere access to email, calendar and contacts on all major browsers and across all devices. Integration with Outlook means they’ll enjoy a rich, familiar email experience with offline access.

Moving to Office 365 Exchange online often means taking a hybrid approach for a short or even extended period of time. That means you are likely to be mixing on-premises Microsoft Office apps with Office 365 Exchange mail. There will also always be items to be configured for every organisation such as firewalls, 3rd party plugins and old Outlook clients.

Hybrid Exchange migrations enable you to maintain both a presence in the cloud and on premise and migrate mailboxes over time to Office 365.

In order to know the best approach for you, it is advisable to talk to experts. When planned correctly, migrating to Office 365 Exchange online is a smooth and easy process with zero downtime.

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